Weight Loss and the Effects of Toxins on Health

November 5, 2021
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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On the path towards optimal health, it is important to find the underlying cause for a chronic ailment. One can support gut health, adrenal health, thyroid and hormones, but till not get to the primary cause of a chronic illness. Hormone optimization is not sufficient as unless deeper, upstream issues can be addressed. Further, deeper causes can include toxins, heavy metals and infections. Also Dr. Pompa will discuss his book, Beyond Fasting: A cellular Solution to Break through Weight Loss Resistance, Slow aging and Get Well. His book recommends adapting the body to burn fats efficiently. In addition to intermittent fasting, and getting the body into ketosis, he recommends a variation in diets. Diet variation is essential for optimal health Thus, intermixed with paleo or other diets, there can be days of heavy healthy carbohydrates.

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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